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In the ad, Obama says, "I'm Barack Obama, and I don't take money from oil companies or lobbyists, and I won't let them block change any more." Obama has taken $213,884 from the oil and gas industry as of Feb. 29th, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Sen. Hillary Clinton has taken $306,813 in that same period. Two of Obama's campaign bundlers are also CEOs for oil and gas companies, per a list released on his campaign Web site. Robert Cavnar, listed as a bundler who has raised between $50,000 to $100,000 for the campaign, is the chairman and CEO of Mission Resources Corp., a ...
in the global market. Introduced in 1957, it has under gone several reformulations including resizing and bread changes. The burger is one of the best known products in the fast food industry; it is so well known that Burger King bills itself as the Home of the Whopper in its advertising and signage. The company markets several variants of the burger to cater to different customer wants as well as other variants that are specifically tailored to meet local taste preferences or customs of the various regions and countries in which it does business. To promote continuing interest in the product, Burger King will occasionally ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS | Blogs: DecaturAde by Jim Vorel
When I think of Burger King, I’m thinking of burgers. And that unsettling, always smiling King. And the “grill char” taste of all of their meat products. I’ll tell you what does not immediately spring to mind, though: “fire-grilled” ribs (as opposed to what, ice-grilled? Gamma radiation?). Or “country pork sandwiches.” And yet Burger King has just begun offering these two things in BK’s around the country. And you know what? They don’t sound too bad—mostly just impractical and odd. Odder still: despite searching the internet high and low, the only video of the ... market research, surveys and trends
Randi Miller's misleading mailer - BatesLine
Tulsa County District 2 Commissioner Randi Miller has been on the radio asserting her veracity in her dispute with fired Expo Square CEO Rick Bjorklund. He says she told him to get Big Splash water park's problems "off the radar," which he then did by not pressing park owner Loretta Murphy (a Miller campaign contributor) for payment, so that Murphy wouldn't have to seek financial relief in a public meeting. She (Miller) says Bjorklund is lying. (Here's a link to KFAQ's Pat Campbell's July 15 interview with Bjorklund and here's his July 16 interview with Miller . On the July 16 Chris ... market research, surveys and trends


Falkenberg: Whopper is too big to let pass | Lisa Falkenberg ...
After all, similar to drinking while driving, speaking while stumping has been associated with any number of side-effects, from impaired judgment to short-term memory loss to feelings of grandiosity. Campaign rhetoric is usually judged in this context. But, occasionally, the whopper spewed from the candidate's lips, or those of a spokesman, is so big, it can't be ignored. And it might be dangerous to do so. Such was the case last week with Gov. Rick Perry and his spokesman, who claimed, despite voluminous evidence to the contrary, that Texas' dropout problem isn't that big of a deal. In the face of years of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Gore: Carbon Polluters Like Big Tobacco - The Early Show - CBS News
This month, a poll of 3,000 Americans showed 49 percent were not that worried about global warming. That's up from 39 percent in 2007, when Al Gore's book and documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" was the hot topic in the climate change debate. So, does the political will to save the planet from the potential harm from global warming still exist in the U.S.? According to Gore, who has authored a new book called "Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis," the movement is rising -- not only in the U.S. but also around the world -- with people determined to solve the crisis. Hear a ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


Advertising and Unfair Competition: Federal and State Enforcement ...
The “Operation Big Fat Lie” complaints and press release identify many of the ... that are patently false. If your clients are considering advertising and ... chicken as compared to a Burger King Whopper, as well as the chicken's ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
KFC Corporation
KFC serves big, fat bucket of nonsense in “healthy” spots, ADVERTISING AGE (Nov. ... even though the chicken is nearly equivalent to the Whopper in fat grams and ... KFCC knew (or certainly should have known) that its ads were false and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Ethics and Advertising unit 13| Advertising & Society Review 8:3
Throughout history, famous people have often been cited as exhibiting some of the best and the worst behaviors. Within American history, the very names of some presidents evoke notions of truth and honesty while some warn of the consequences of lying. Abraham Lincoln earned the nickname "Honest Abe" and George Washington "could not tell a lie." On the other hand, Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace and Bill Clinton suffered impeachment because they lied. The world of advertising has its own set of stories about the good and the bad, truth and dishonesty. This unit focuses on truth and deception in advertising and on the ethical ...
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Why don't corporations use negative advertising?
Something I was reading recently said that people are reacting more negatively toward mud-slinging campaigns. That is, people are finding them more annoying or immoral. That probably has nothing to do with corporations, but it is worth keeping in mind. IANAL, but my guess is that it’s not economically feasible ot run negative ads. Either: 1. The laws governing “libel” or “false claims” are much stricter when dealing with products, copyrights, and corporations and/or (more likely) 2. You’re talking about a much longer timeframe when you’re advertising products or brands… it’s ...
why do people lie?
We start lying at around age 4 to 5 when children gain an awareness of the use and power of language. This first lying is not malicious, but rather to find out, or test, what can manipulated in a child’s environment. Eventually children begin to use lying to get out of trouble or get something they want. White lies, those concocted to protect someone’s feelings, are not a big deal at all. The person, however, who seems to feel compelled to lie about both the small and large stuff has a problem. We often call these folks pathological liars (which is a description, not a diagnosis). They lie to protect themselves, look good, ...